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Event and Wedding (Dual) Planning Certification Program

As a wedding and event planner, you'll have a huge responsibility in planning the perfect gathering for your clients. The Event Management and Design Institute’s Wedding and Event Planning Certification Program is the perfect way to learn how to manage and handle all the logistics related to organizing meetings, conferences, fundraising programs, wedding, special gatherings and other events.

By obtaining your certification through our program, you will set yourself and your business apart from the competition while helping shape the world around you. The online training is an intensive and self-guided educational experience that can be executed anytime, anywhere and anyplace in the world with the help of smartphone, tablet, or laptop with good internet connection.

This program is designed to assist you in mastering the art of event planning. It furnishes you with the guidance and the tight practical tools you’ll need to start up a successful career in wedding and event planning. You will learn how to work with sellers, how to handle your customer’s needs and also master the fine art of networking. This program will also show how to harness your organizational skills and creativity as you set out this interesting educational journey.

Our program is being taught by professionals from across the world, this is the first comprehensive certificate program to incorporate on-the-job training with online study process. The training will allow you the opportunity to put what you have learned and apply it to real-life, practical situations. The experience is incomparable as through the program you will gain hands-on work and career-related experience.

Experience speaks to an individual's ability louder than words; make sure you can be heard within the fast-paced and influential event planning industry. By making the decision to become certified, you are informing your clients and potential employers that you possess a thorough knowledge on Event and Wedding planning and can make informed recommendations to benefit your customers.

Our program is for you if you:

  • Are launching a new career as a wedding and event planner
  • Want to begin your own wedding and event planning business
  • Are interested in working with an established wedding and event planning organization
  • Want to work as an in-house planner within a corporate setting or at an event venue
  • Want to gain maximum income potential by mastering how to plan all sorts of events
  • Are in the business and want to stay fresh with continuing learning
  • Are not in the business, but in charged with facilitating and planning events and meetings for your organization, be it profit or nonprofit
  • Are in charge of volunteers or a volunteer for special event programs
  • Want to validate your experience
  • Want to fulfill individual goals
  • Want to work effectively
  • Want to learn trends from industry experts

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Certificate
  • Assign advisor (unlimited assistance)
  • Training materials and guides
  • Online training site
  • Tutorial sessions
  • Assignments and exam
  • Career enhancement exercises
  • On-the-job training - You will be assigned to work with clients to allow you the opportunity to put what you have learned and apply it to real-life, practical situations. The experience is unparalleled as through the program you will gain career-related, hands-on work experience.
Upon completion of the on-the-job training, you will also receive the following:
  • Business website
  • Business logo design
  • 1 year membership to EMDI's Career Building Program
  • And much more.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Unit 1a. Wedding Planning and Coordination Development
  • Industry overview
  • Working with a bride
  • Bridal consultations
  • Duties and responsibilities of attendees
  • Timelines for the wedding party, vendors, and wedding provider
  • Checklists for the bride, groom, and wedding planner
  • Wedding themes and ideas
  • Marriage license
  • Wedding etiquette and protocol
  • Invitation etiquette
Unit 1b. Assignment 1
Unit 2a. Ceremonies and Receptions
  • Planning the Month-of-service and Day-of-service
  • Types of ceremonies
    • Rehearsal and ceremony planning and coordination
    • Wedding date selection
    • Ceremony vows
    • Site selection
    • Obtaining and working with wedding officials
    • Selection of ceremony music
    • Obtaining the marriage license
    • Ceremony rehearsal
    • Processional and recessional
    • Reception planning and coordination
    • Reception site and placement
    • Planning process from morning to evening
    • Reception site and placement
    • Reception decorations
    • Coordinating with venue staff
    • Reception speeches
    • Reception activities
  • Music: Ceremony (processional and recessional) and reception
Unit 2b. Assignment 2
Unit 3a. Vendor Relations
  • Vendor Selections
  • Vendor Relations
  • Vendor Contracts
Unit 3b. Assignment 3
Unit 4a. Financial Development and Management
  • Budget Creation
  • Budget management
  • Financial traditions for the bride, groom, and family
Unit 4b. Assignment 4
Unit 5a. The business of Wedding Planning and Coordination
  • Fee for services, pricing, and packages
  • How to decide on a business name
  • Types of business organizations
  • Planning strategies
  • Types of insurance
  • Budgeting ideas and methods
  • Advice from wedding experts
  • Wedding business regulations
  • Developing negotiation skills
  • Pricing your services
  • How to create a business plan
  • Sample wedding planner contract
Unit 5b. Assignment 5
Unit 6a. Marketing and Promoting Your Wedding Planning Business
  • How to analyze and market your business
  • Effective networking solutions
  • Promoting your wedding planning business
  • Where to find brides
Unit 6b. Assignment 6

Event Planning Certification Program

Unit 1a. Event Planning and Coordination Development
  • Industry overview
  • Role of an event planner
  • Basic event planning techniques
  • How to stage the perfect production
  • Determining event location
  • Logistics of event planning
  • Sample scenarios
  • On-site preparation
  • Contingency planning
  • Sample event timelines
  • Event checklist
  • Planning strategies
  • Budget planning ideas and methods
  • Cultural issues in event planning
  • Sample schedule sheets
  • Pricing your services
  • Sample event planner contracts
Unit 1b. Assignment 1
Unit 2a. Vendor Relations
  • Vendor Selections and bookings
  • Developing negotiation skills
  • Working with venues
  • Sample vendor contracts
Unit 2b. Assignment 2
Unit 3a. Types of Events
  • Conferences
  • Fairs and festivals
  • Corporate luncheons
  • Charity fundraisers
  • Meetings
  • Holiday parties
  • Grand openings
  • Product Launches
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Birthdays
  • Trade shows
  • Political events
  • Company socials
  • Family reunions
  • Children's parties
Unit 3b. Assignment 3
Unit 4a. The Business of Event Planning
  • How to start an event planning business
  • How to decide on a business name
  • Types of business organizations
  • Advice from expert planners
  • Event business regulations
Unit 4b. Career Enhancement Assignment 4
Unit 5a. Financial Development and Management
  • Budget Creation
  • Budget management
  • Types of funding
  • Types of insurance
Unit 5b. Assignment 5
Unit 6a. Marketing and Promoting Your Event Business
  • How to analyze and market your business
  • Networking solutions
  • Promoting your event planning business
  • Locating clients
  • Web site promotion
  • Effective marketing and advertising methods
Unit 6b. Assignment 6
Unit 7a. On-The-Job Training

You will be assigned to an event to put what you have learned into practice. No relocation required

PROGRAM LENGTH

It is a self-paced program. It depends on your schedule and how much time you have to devote to it. Therefore, you can complete the program as fast as you like, or give yourself up to 12 months to complete it. The majority of students work full-time while taking the class and can easily accommodate the course workload.

Not only can you complete it at anytime but you can do it anyplace and anywhere in the world with a laptop, tablet, or smart phone and an internet connection. Our online certification program provides the flexibility you need to complete the course as your schedule permits.

PROGRAM COST & REGISTRATION

Tuition costs will vary according to chosen enrollment option.

Option 1. Certification Program: E-Study

A self-paced comprehensive online certification program that provides students with every tool necessary to establish a successful wedding planning business.Tuition cost: 1,590.00 (discounted price due to taking more than one program) $1,390.00(receive a reduced rate of $1042.50 when pay in full). Payment plans available as low as $49.00 per month.

PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Certificate
  • Assign advisor (unlimited assistance)
  • Training materials and guides
  • Online training site
  • Tutorial sessions
  • Assignments and exam
  • Career enhancement exercises
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Option 2. Certification Program: E-Study + On-The-Job Training

EMDI offers students clients to work with in order to gain the invaluable, hands-on experience necessary to give them a competitive edge.In addition to the training offered in the Online Study program, this alternative assigns students to actual clients for hands-on training experience. It offers students the opportunity to work with real clients prior to entering the job force. Both part-time and full-time training is available. The on-the-job training requires a minimum of 5 hours per week of training time. Students may train more than 5 hours per week, if their schedule permits.

No relocation required (available to students worldwide).

Tuition cost: $2,685.00 (discounted price due to taking more than one program) to $2,485.00 (receive a reduced rate of $1,863.75 when pay in full). Payment plans available as low as $49.00 per month.

PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Certificate
  • Assign advisor (unlimited assistance)
  • Training materials and guides
  • Online training site
  • Tutorial sessions
  • Assignments and exam
  • Career enhancement exercises
  • On-the-job training - You will be assigned to work with clients to allow you the opportunity to put what you have learned and apply it to real-life, practical situations. The experience is unparalleled as through the program you will gain career-related, hands-on work experience.
Upon completion of the on-the-job training, you will also receive the following:
  • Business website
  • Business logo design
  • 1 year membership to EMDI's Career Building Program
  • And much more.
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